All you need to know about Smoke and Mirrors Actor Herald Khumalo

Herald Khumalo (born October 11) is a South African actor born in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal. He currently plays Mandla on the etv telenovela Smoke and Mirrors.

However, he is also equally famous for playing the roles of Kotini on Uzalo and Philani Magwaza on Generations: The Legacy. So, in this article, we will look at all there is to know about Mntungwa Khumalo.

Biography: Herald Mntungwa Khumalo

Herald Khumalo who plays Kotini on Uzalo
Herald Khumalo who plays Kotini on Uzalo

Full name: Herald Mntungwa Khumalo
Nickname: Kaofela
Date of birth: October 11, 1976-1978
Place of birth: Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Children: 3
Education: Technikon SA college, Morris Isaason High school
Height: 1.8m
Occupation: Actor
Known for: Kotini on Uzalo and Philani Magwaza on Generations: The Legacy,
Nationality: South African

Early life of Herald Khumalo

Herald Mntungwa Khumalo is a South African actor from Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal. As of 2023, Herald is currently between the ages of 44 and 46. Moreover, Herald matriculated from his high school, Marrison Isaason High School, in 1996.

After completing high school, Khumalo had to enroll as a student at the South African Technikon College. So, he finished his course in 1999.

Personal life

Herald Mntungwa Khumalo, known by his nickname Kaofela, is the father of three children. While it is not clear who the mother of the children is, it suggested that all three are of the same mother.

It is believed that he is keeping his personal life private for a reason. Moreover, Khumalo is also a very fashionable man in real life. As can be seen from his pictures on his social media platforms.

Acting career

Herald Khumalo who plays Phumlani Magwaza on Generations the Legacy
Herald Khumalo who plays Phumlani Magwaza on Generations: The Legacy

His true chronological path is not widely known. However, we do know that the actor was widely known for playing Kotini on Uzalo. A very fashionable man and soft-spoken.

On Generations: The Legacy, however, he is a much more mature man. He plays Phumlani Magwaza on Generations: The Legacy and knows quite some secrets about people.

More recently, he is currently acting on Smoke and Mirrors as the two-faced Mandla. In the current storyline, he just lost a lot of money to Khanyo and is trying to find him.

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Similarities between Kotini and Herald

Kotini, as his name suggests, is a notable soap opera fashionista. He is always dressed in bright colors. It is unfortunate, however, that he is ruthless because he plays the role of a gangster.

Kotini joins forces with Sobuza (Mageba’s cousin), portrayed by artist Siyabonga Nene, aka Big Zulu.

Herald Khumalo is a family guy in real life
Herald Khumalo is a family guy in real life

Mandleni, portrayed by Thokozani Sithole, and their ringleader Mageba. Moreover, he is a real-life family man. He is married and the proud father of two sons and one daughter.

This may appear strange given that he plays a ladies’ man. He flirts with MaNgcobo (Dawn Thandeka King) and Hleziphi at every opportunity.

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How tall is Herald Khumalo?

According to our research at, Herald Khumalo must be between the heights of 1.78m to 1.8m tall.

However, his s agency hasn’t shared any verifiable information on his height, as far as we know. Sources suggest such heights.

Social media

While he’s not very active on social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter,. Herald is more active on Instagram. He goes by the username @heraldmntungwakhumalo. Long username, but what are you going to do?